(Closed) How Long Did You Work For a Boss You Didn't Like?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How Long Did You Work For a Boss You Didn't Like?
    Less than 6 months : (13 votes)
    24 %
    6 months - 1 year : (4 votes)
    7 %
    1 year - 3 years : (20 votes)
    37 %
    3 years+ : (17 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    6 years.  

    I swore I would it out until I had the experience I needed to open my own business.

    Im so glad I dd but holy hell was it awful.

    Post # 4
    Member
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Try to avoid them as much as possible.  I’m somone who has a lot to say, so I force myself not to suggest anything bc if I do it’ll cause me more annoyance than its worth. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    3 long effing years.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    2 years. thank god i am out

    Post # 7
    Member
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’ve been here 5 years and counting. :/ I liked him at first but the last 2 years have been UGHFDSAJKLFSDAUIWREKLASVD to say the least. I’m basically waiting it out because he lets me study for my CPA exams during down time. Once I pass 3 out of the 4 I’m gonna start looking for a new job. Only passed 1 so far so still got a ways to go.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    2 years, until the nasty biatch finally came up with enough BS to have me fired.  I wish I would have just quit instead of hoping things would change, I hate having that on my employment record.

    Post # 9
    Member
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @YSQueen:  oh god, this sucks.  i have had a few undesirable bosses in my time.  i really can’t remember how long i had to put up with them.  it has happened this way a few times.   i was a long term employee and they came aboard as my boss.   i was very professional with them and i just had to keep reminding myself to continue to do a great job because i will still be here and they will be long gone.  i can outlast them.  yep, every time they ended up leaving.  fired, transferred, whatever.  i just felt relieved when they left.

    Post # 10
    Member
    544 posts
    Busy bee

    Going on a year at the end of this month. I love the job, hate the boss.

    The thing is … some weeks are wonderful. My boss will be in a good mood. And she’ll leave me be to do my job.

    Other weeks …complete and aboslute hell on Earth. My coworkers believe she’s bipolar, because she will just snap and take down everything in her path. She has had me in tears several different times.

    I’m definitely keeping my eye out for another opportunity.

    Post # 11
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    About a year.  I liked her the first year I was there, but it just got worse and worse. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Three loooong years. Actually it was the same company, but a series of terrible, mean and stupid managers. It was like the stupidest ones got promoted the quickest so I had a new boss every 6 months or so. At any time though I directly reported into at least 3 people. They were all horrible, it was almost like a contest to see who could be the meanest. I was constantly getting pulled into a closed door meeting to discuss my ‘poor performance’ even though I was a pretty good employee and got good results. It’s like they had nothing else to do, or at least nothing more interesting to do.

    Yeah it was awful, there’s not much more I can say about it. I would have gotten out sooner – I had interviewed and accepted a position at another company but the day before I resigned they were downgraded (it was during the financial crisis). So it took almost another year to finally secure the job I have now, which is a million billion times better!! Makes me appreciate my wonderful boss of today 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    Let’s just say I had the 7 year ITCH!  I was there for 7.5 years and I hated every minute of it.  I worked in a confined area with about 20 women that hated me.  I was the young girl that loved learning and wanted to learn.  I was yelled at, wrote up, belittled in front of everybody, was made to clean the floors (This is at a doctor’s office).  7.5 years…. I paid my dues and finally left.  To this day when I go in, they beg me to come back.  Ha, fat chance!

    Post # 15
    Member
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Less than 6 months only because it was a temporary internship. I was offered a position at the ended, but I got right outta there!!!

    Post # 16
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve (thankfully) never had a horrible boss but I was stuck at a job I hated for over 2.5 years.  🙁

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